There are many great Revolutionary War events coming up in 2023! Last week we highlighted the American Revolutionary War in the West conference and this week we highlight a great event with our friends at Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park in New York. Also Save the Date for our very own Emerging Revolutionary War Symposium on October 20-21, 2023 in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, NC.
Below are the details of the great event at Fort Plain this June!
Returning for 2023 as Conference Master of Ceremonies is Mohawk Valley Legend and “Voice”, Historian Bob Cudmore
Fireside Chat – James Kirby Martin with Guest Host Mark Edward Lender (Sponsored by Westholme Publishing and the Journal of the American Revolution)– Professor and Student Discuss the American Revolutionary War, the Upcoming 250th Anniversary and Their Legacies
Friederike Baer – Hessians: The German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War
John “Jack” Buchanan – The Battle of Musgrove’s Mill, 1780
Benjamin L. Carp – The Boston Tea Party at 250: Reflections on the Radicalism of the Revolutionary Movement
Vivian E. Davis – Over 250 Years Ago! The Battle of Golden Hill, January 19, 1770
Holly A. Mayer – Congress’s Own A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union
Steven Park – 250 Years of Remembering: The Changing Landscape of Gaspee History
Nina Sankovitch – The Abiding Quest of a Forgotten Hero: How Josiah Quincy Battled Overwhelming Odds to Bring Together the Northern and Southern Colonies in 1773, Fanning the Flames of Revolution and Laying the Groundwork for Independence from England
Eric H. Schnitzer – Picturing History: The Images of the American War for Independence
Sergio Villavicencio – St Eustatius and the American Revolution
Mohawk Valley Resident Historian – Terry McMaster – A Revolutionary Couple on the Old New York Frontier: Col. Samuel Clyde & Catharine Wasson of Cherry Valley
New York State and the 250th: Where Things Stand – Presenters: Devin R. Lander, New York State Historian, Phil Giltner, Director of Special Projects, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Constance M. Kehoe, President, Revolutionary Westchester 250 and Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian
The Fort Plain Museum Board Chairman – Norman J. Bollen – The Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park’s Grand Enhancement Plan – Rebuilding the Blockhouse for the 250th
Good News! We have added a 2nd Bus. We do need to have a certain number before we can run it. Please sign up right away or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Tour – Forts and Fortified Homes of the Mohawk Valley – Join Tour Leaders Bruce Venter, Wayne Lenig and Norm Bollen as they guide you through the Mohawk River Valley touring the many sites that housed troops during the Revolutionary War. This is an in-depth, never done before tour of the historic forts, fortified homes and sites that formed the defensive perimeter around Fort Rensselaer (Fort Plain).
Site visits will include Fort Failing, Fort Ehle, Fort Clyde, Fort Plank, Fort Rensselaer, Fort Kayser, Fort Paris, Fort Nellis, Fort Klock and more. Lunch and a Bus Tour Booklet are included. This Bus Trip will start at the Fulton-Montgomery CC – 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095 – Parking Lots B & C – Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring snacks/beverages. This is a rain or shine Bus Tour.
Lodging – Please Click Here for the Hotel-Lodging Information – 2023 Rev War Conference
Conference Location – The Fulton-Montgomery Community College‘s Theater – The Visual Arts & Communications Building (Campus Map Building #2) – 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095 – Please Park in Lots 5, 4 or Visitor’s Lot – Please Click Here – FMCC Campus Map
Conference Schedule – 2023 Rev War Conference 250 Schedule – (Please note, this Schedule is subject to changes and will change – last changed 4/25/2023)